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David Barmasai Tumo

David Barmasai Tumo

In 2014, running Two Oceans Marathon, Team Old Mutual, footwear and apparel sponsor Adidas SA, and supplements 32GI

 Transport sponsor Barloworld Ford PMB

 

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About David : Reference Wikipedia

 

Raised near Eldoret in Kenya’s Uasin Gishu District, Barmasai took up running seriously in 2009 and hoped to emulate the success of William Kiplagat (the 2003 Rotterdam Marathon winner). By the end of the year Barmasai entered his first elite marathon race in Eldoret and he won in a time of 2:16:00 hours. He signed up with European athletics managaer Jos Hermens and, after injuries interrupted his 2010 training, he ran his second marathon race at the high-altitude Nairobi Marathon, which he won in an improved time of 2:10:31 hours.[1]

Barmasai entered the high profile 2011 Dubai Marathon with the aim of reaching the top ten. Making his debut in an overseas race, he led the race throughout and saw off more experienced runners such as Eliud Kiptanui and Evans Cheruiyot to take his third straight win in a time of 2:07:18 hours – almost one minute ahead of the field. He received US$250,000 for winning the race.[2] In light of this achievement, he gained selection for the Kenyan national team at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics. On his first outing representing Kenya, he came fifth in the World Championships Marathon in Daegu, helping Kenya to a dominant win in the IAAF World Marathon Cup team competition.[3] His last race of the year came at the Zevenheuvelenloop 15K, although he only managed ninth place in a time of 45:14 minutes.[4]

He ran at the 2012 Boston Marathon, but lost his undefeated streak on the road circuit as he came in eighth place.[5][6]

He is married with one child

WORLD MARATHON MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS:

16 Apr 2012 Boston Marathon 8th
04 Sep 2011 IAAF World Championships, Daegu 5th 2:11:37

 

ADDITIONAL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

21Jan11 Dubai Marathon 1st 2:07:18 – winner
31Oct10 Nairobi Marathon 1st 2:10:31
13Dec09 Eldoret Marathon 1st 2:16:00

Hong Kong Marathon 2014 – Position 10 (tied 9th)

10 km Road
28:53
Appingedam (NED)
25.06.2011

15 km Road
45:14
Nijmegen (NED)
20.11.2011
image credit Dubai Marathon.org

 

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